Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Pediatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(6)
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Dr. Carl Backer, MD
Dr. Carl Backer, MD is a pediatric surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Backer is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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225 E Chicago Ave Ste 22

Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information

(312) 227-4240

Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Backer's Experience

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Dr. Backer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
  • Board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
14

Conditions Treated

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Vascular Disease
12

Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Maze Procedure
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Mayo Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Backer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Backer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Backer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Backer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backer to family and friends
3.7
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Backer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Backer is an amazing and gifted surgeon. I have been his patient for 21 years. He has performed five procedures on me within this time frame. He communicates effectively so that you understand what exactly is going on with your treatment plan. He always responds to your calls and emails quickly. He recommends and refers physicians outside of his department when you need additional assistance. His staff are very friendly and courteous. They too address your concerns promptly.
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Dr. Backer accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Backer has admitting privileges

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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